Sermons

December 18, 2019

Rejoice in the Good News

Advent is a time for us to focus on the coming of Jesus in three ways, his first, his present and his final Advent.  Today, this Third Sunday in Advent […]
December 13, 2019

Hope, Repentance and Forgiveness

I was talking to someone recently about their daughter who had struggled since her teenage years to make sense of the world.  She had left school early, found herself in […]
December 6, 2019

When are you coming?

Today is the first Sunday of Advent.  Advent is a time of repentance and celebration as we anticipate the return of Christ.  The Latin word ‘adventus’ means ‘arrival’ or ‘coming’; […]
November 24, 2019

The Reign of Christ

Today is known as ‘The Reign of Christ’ or ‘Christ the King’.  It was introduced relatively recently into the church calendar in 1925 by Pope Pius XI.  Along with the […]
November 11, 2019

Resurrection and Life

This story in Luke concerning the Sadducees questioning Jesus about the resurrection, using marriage as an example, provides us with extraordinary possibilities and insights into the resurrected life.  A woman’s […]
November 11, 2019

Sermon on the Plain

Luke’s telling of the ‘Sermon on the Plain’ which we heard in the Gospel reading today is an extraordinary description for how we are to live our lives, together, you […]
October 30, 2019

Living Surprising Lives

My son recently informed me apparently, about 90% of us find ourselves living in places and doing things in our lives which we had not planned or imagined.  Thinking about […]
October 30, 2019

Let the Children and Young People Come to Me!

The recent publicity stirred up by the young Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg with her short passionate speech to the UN Climate session has had mixed responses around the world.  For […]
October 16, 2019

Privilege and Entitlement

I’ve spent time recently thinking about privilege and entitlement and our own personal feelings about discrimination.  Its not an easy subject to think about, let alone talk about.  We all […]
September 27, 2019

An Awkward Story

I have to share with you in researching the commentators for this parable of the unjust steward, they were not much help.  Even so great a theologian and philosopher as […]
September 27, 2019

Discipleship and Hope

I was recently watching my grandson’s weekly swimming lesson.  While at the pool, I saw a young father play and encourage his small son as the lesson progressed. Each week […]
September 1, 2019

Humility and Entitlement – Jesus’ Invitation to Dinner

Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Heb. 13:1-2) The ideas and expectations Jesus […]